stupendousness

stupendous

[stoo-pen-duhs, styoo-]
adjective
1.
causing amazement; astounding; marvelous: stupendous news.
2.
amazingly large or great; immense: a stupendous mass of information.

Origin:
1965–70; < Latin stupendus, gerund of stupēre to be stunned; see -ous

stupendously, adverb
stupendousness, noun


1. extraordinary. 2. colossal, vast, gigantic, prodigious.
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stupendous (stjuːˈpɛndəs)
 
adj
astounding, wonderful, huge, etc
 
[C17: from Latin stupēre to be amazed]
 
stu'pendously
 
adv
 
stu'pendousness
 
n

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stupendous
1666, earlier stupendious (1547), from L.L. stupendus "to be wondered at," gerundive form of L. stupere "be stunned, be struck senseless" (see stupid).
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